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Maryland weather: August is fourth wettest in history, more rain expected this week

It’s not your imagination. August has been unusually wet.

The National Weather Service says this month ranked as the fourth-wettest August in history. The Baltimore region almost edged out 1911 to take the third spot, the weather service said, but fell short by about an inch.

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Baltimore had 11.8 inches of rainfall this month as of 8 p.m. Monday, meteorologists said.

Rain is forecast every day through Thursday, then the weekend should be dry with high temperatures mostly in the low- to mid-80s.

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NWS forecaster Cody Ledbetter said there is no particular reason this month has been wetter than usual.

“Sometimes in the summer, some cities just get it worse than others and that’s been the case with Baltimore this year,” Ledbetter said. “If storms just sit over anywhere for too long, they just dump a ton of rain.”

The first week of the month, Tropical Storm Isaias, which was downgraded from a hurricane, brought 3.5 inches. The remnants of Hurricane Laura swept through the region Friday intoSaturday, bringing only 0.15 of an inch.

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